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Another deleted pic: beautiful painted French fan with two holes. This way women could keep there eyes on someone, or watch a ''scandalous'' play, without being recognized. Early 18th century?
18th Century English Mask Fan, or gauze-covered peepholes, which allowed ladies to view scandalous plays, The Fan Museum, Greenwich, London, UK.
17th century French fan with peepholes allowing ladies to view scandalous plays.
Gloves, 17th century, British
Date: first quarter 17th century Culture: French Medium: Silk and metal thread on canvas Dimensions: H. 18 x W. 6 1/2 inches (45.7 x 16.5 cm)
17th century Morocco, Gold, enamel, pearl, emerald, ruby, 3 1/8 inches long
VINTAGE LADIES FAN Made in Cuba Cuban Wood Hand by TheMaineCoonCat, $35.00
18th Century French Hand-Held Fire Screen. Learn more about fire screens: leahmariebrownhis...
BAG TIP:I keep a folding hand fan in my purse at all times. You will need it if you are at a hot or stuffy place.
Purse Date: early 17th century Culture: European Medium: iron, linen, silk, metal, paper
Hungarian, 17th century, Jewellery @ Hungarian National Museum - Budapest.
The folding fan is made from a set of sticks with a pleated leaf. The two outer sticks are described as 'guards', and frequently decorated. The sticks are held together at the base with a rivet. Ladies’ Fan 18th century with genre scenes
French folding fan detail, c. 1750.................